Since the show was taped a month ago, I have a feeling that, although the producers are manipulating the people, they are doing the same basic thing that they did in Joe Millionare. They realized who most people where going to root for, ie TKCD gang, then set up made the show so that they would win by overcoming adversity. They also used masterful editing to make it seem like the odds of them winning where greater then they actually were. Watching this show I get flash backs of Joe Millionare (another Fox show...). The editors made Zora the girl most viewers wanted to win, then edited it so that she looked like the long shot the entire show. I think I even read somewhere that Evan (I think that was his name) didn't even want to pick her, but the director convienced him to... I think Paradise Hotel is running along similar lines.